As The World Turns

CBS (ended 2010)





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  • Will never forget this show!

    I really miss As The World Turns. I used to look forward to all the plots, especially Luke and Noah's every day. I first discovered this show back on Youtube in 2008 and I can honestly say that it changed my life. I feel like it gave me the power to be confident and more open about my sexuality; it allowed me to come out as a homosexual to my family and friends, it showed me that it was alright to be myself and let me know that I wasn't alone. It showed me that views and opinions on same sex couples were changing and for that, I thank this show as it'll always hold a place in my heart.
  • luke and noah

    this show was not my favorite until the story with luke and noah they are the only reason im watching this very dumb ass show i never thought that they would put gay people on a daytime tv show and they did im so happy for that passions tryed and could not pull it off and now this show has gay people and the show has got all the more people watching if they would have done this years ago i would be a big fan but im just starting to get into the other charaters cause they dont show luke and noah that much.
  • My name is paperthin_storm, and I am an ATWTaholic

    Okay okay okay, I know soaps are lame. Everyone knows soaps are lame. Even the creators of soaps know that soaps are lame. But I can't help it, this one is just so delicious! As The World Turns is the second longest running soap in daytime history; it's now been airing on CBS for over 50 years. The story takes place in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, and centers around the lives of its inhabitants, specifically the enormous Snyder family. I've been watching as regularly as I can for almost two years now, and I just can't get enough! The characters are intricate, complicated and relatable, and even though it's a soap, and therefore has little-to-no basis in reality, the very talented cast manages to create real emotions in unrealistic situations. And yes, if you couldn't tell by looking at my profile pic, I am a Nuke fan. I maintain that it's impossible to watch As The World Turns and *not* be a Luke/Noah fan! They're the first and only gay supercouple on daytime television and they're worth checking out, even if you aren't a soap fan. Played by the irresistible Van Hansis and Jake Silberman, these boys are not only majorly swoon-worthy, but their story is sweet, honest, heartbreakingly angst-ridden and beautifully real. All in all, this show is definitely worth checking out. Be careful though, it's all too easy to become addicted! My honorable mention goes to --

    Van Hansis, as the passionate Luke Snyder
    Billy Magnussen, as the fun-loving Casey Hughes
    Marie Wilson, as the charming Meg Snyder
    Elizabeth Hubbard, as the savvy Lucinda Walsh
    Julie Pinson, as the bubbly Janet Ciccone
    Michael Park, as the devoted Jack Snyder
    Trent Dawson, as the insatiable Henry Coleman Roger Howarth, as the intense Paul Ryan
  • Wonderful show!

    Since 1956 As the World Turns has been on our televisions. It has been a favorite soap opera of mine for about 15 years now. The storylines, although sometimes I don't like the direction, they are written superbly. I have come to know and love all the characters, old and new. There is so much depth and history in soap operas and viewers remember. The show is packed full of action, drama, comedy, mystery and intrigue.

    Irna Phillips sure knew what she was doing when she created ATWT! There is never a dull day in Oakdale! Drop in and watch a few episode, you'll be hooked like me!

    I've already watched the very last episode on 9/18/2010,Tonite the very last episode is being aired in the Netherlands. I still love it to pieces, and it definitely helped me to get through some of the toughest times i've had in my life and trust they were tough.. Not only on 9/18/2010 i've cried, i also cried when it was official that the show would in US and everytime i think about losing the best drama-series there was that i actually watched... I'm even crying now. Anyway i'm also gonna cry tonite.

    I'm happy to call myself a true loyal happy emotional fan of As The World Turns... I never wanted to miss a single episode, and if i did i watched it back without subtitles of course.. (that's what annoys me while living in the Netherlands.. THE FREAKY SUBTITLES)
  • Luke and Noah drew me in, like so many others. And as long as Luke stays, so do I.

    I always told myself that if a soap opera had a gay storyline, I'd watch. Luckily I didn't lie to myself because here I am! In the middle of Luke and Noah's story and hooked!

    Luke Snyder is a wonderful character and I'm shocked I didn't hear about him before. If I had known about Luke, I think I would've started watching when he was beginning to struggle with his sexuality.

    The current Nuke storyline is very well acted and written. I'm glad they are doing it with such honesty and not dumbing it down.

    Of course, being a soap, it's a bit out there with Winston killing his estranged wife (the woman Noah thought was dead), but even that has me hooked!
  • Send Me To Another World

    I used to love this soap SO much, i grew up watching this with my grandmother.
    She still watches it, together with The Bold And The Beautiful, she dropped all the other soaps, and i don't blame her.

    No offence to Soap lovers, but, really, those people can't act!

    ATWT was the only soap with good actors, in my opinion, but that status is dying fast...
    I miss all the awesome people... Simon, Isaac, Jake, Damon... they were awesome!

    And the characters that were replaced over and over again, too... they got worse at each switch...

    The worse change of all... Hal Munson!!!

    When that happened, i got sick and tired of the show and never watched it again... i already hardly watched it for some time, but when the current Hal came in the picture... i just didn't want anything to do with this show anymore.

    Benjamin Hendrickson is the one and only Hal, and nobody can play him better than him!
    When Ben died, they should have come up with something else... but that's my opinion, seriously, i rather have Hal dying, than that he'll be played one more season with the current role...

    Besides... Ben played it for soooo long... his spirit didn't even reach heaven yet, and he was already replaced... how could they do that?
    How do the actors handle this? I mean... they look at some dude playing Hal... totally screwing the whole character up... but okay... how do they deal with that?

    All by all, ATWT is my all time favorite soap, it was fun while it lasted... for me, but it's over for me now.
    I closed it, wrote my own ending and moved on.

    My grandmother still watches it, though, every single day :D
  • Bold and Beautiful

    I'm tired of the writer putting Liam with Hope and then Steffy. Steffy is more for Liam then Hope. I dont want Hope and Liam back together after she lost their baby, they need to stay together. Without Hope entering back into a relationship Make it happen that way and move on. Brook preg. with her sister husband child, how can she be a role model to her own daughter Hope. She giving her the wrong ideal ,don't let it happen. Steffy needs to be happy with Liam and Liam need to make it work with Steffy and forget about Hope.
  • The greatest soap opera of all time!!!!

    "As the World Turns" premiered on CBS on April 2, 1956, and, from the start, it became a daytime favorite. The show follows the daily lives of several families and friends living in a fictional town called Oakdale, where they face love, happiness, tragedies, heartbreaks, and turmoils. The show also launched the careers of today's biggest stars, including Meg Ryan, Julianne Moore, and Parker Posey. ATWT may have been one of the most beloved soap operas ever on television, but, more than 50 years after its debut, it showed no sign of slowing down and will go on for many years to come.
  • As The World Turns is one of the best soaps on TV. I think it gets better every day.

    As The World Turns is getting better each day because there is never a dull moment on it these days. I don't like Craig. He's being a real pain. I think that Craig and Emily deserve each other. I wish that Carly would soon wake up and smell the coffee before it's too late for her. I wish she would have stayed with Jack. He is a better man. But he should take the children and not let her have them. She will soon be leaving the show for awhile, because she is going to have a baby. Maybe Simon will soon get what he deserves because his ex is back in town and she will soon bring him down. I don't think Dusty should be in jail. He is only trying to protect Johnny. I don't Craig needs Johnny. He don't really want him anyway. He just doesn't want Dusty to have him. I can't believe that Lucy turned on Dusty like she did. She should be ashamed of herself.
  • What happened to this once great show? It's not dead in the water yet but it's getting there fast.

    I remember a time when it was so easy to lose myself in the overly exaggerated situations and unbelievable lives of the citizens of Oakdale. That time was long ago as the current writing team slowly but surely dismantles the history, the characters and the relationships on this show. One of the great things about soaps is that we often get to experience a charater's entire life from the illegitiment birth, to the mysterious and deadly diseases, to the commitment of crimes, to the 5th trip down the aisle, to the fake death and reemergence, to the wrongfully accused murder charges and subsequent trial. Once those things happened the are indelible and shape the character into heroes or villians. It's just plain bad writing to write a character to fit a storyline rather than writing a storyline that fits the character. Why should we watch our favorite characters act in ways that are so contradictory?

    It is very satisfying to watch a villian get their "just desserts" at the conclusion of a storyline. When the character leaves town or dies before the final confrontation it's a slap in the face to fans who have invested time watching the show and left without the sweet victory. Not every super couple needs to play the "break-up just to make-up" game every two years. While soaps are based on romantic ideals it's boring to watch the same characters struggle to find their way back to each other and then forget how much they love each other and break up yet again. Soaps should be a rollercoaster ride, not a merry-go-round. Nor should the in-between relationships (Meg and Craig, Jack and Katie, Allison and Aaron) involve marriage. When a couple doesn't "work" together it's annoying to watch them get married. It takes more than the storyline itself to "make" a couple and when it's forced regardless of the obvious lack of chemistry it's down right unbearable.

    Fantasy world aside, stop having characters commit crimes that should land them in the slammer for decades only to let them off the hook. I'm not looking for reality here but just because character "A" won't testify against character "B" concerning kidnapping or attempted murder it doesn't mean that the charges get dropped. This kind of immediate gratification writing style works with movies but not soap operas where the fall out should be used as a jumping off point to a new storyline.

    Let's see more of the long time characters. Does life in Oakdale end when you turn 45? Is there nothing for the citizens to do after their 30s? It's tricky to add characters to a long running show but when it happens the "newbies" should at least have a familial tie to the town. Otherwise, why should we care about them? Chances are we will only see them for a few weeks before they get tossed out of town anyway so what are they really bringing to the show? It's hard enough to connect with the re-re-re-cast characters as it is. Utilize the talent you have, writers!

    It's a little sad to see this type of show on it's last legs but it's worse to see it being driven into the ground by writers who refuse to learn the history, refuse to respect the characters and refuse to appreciate the fans. The recent (let's say the last 5 years or so) attempts to "re-tool" the show to attract a new crowd have been a disaster leaving us with a show that revolves around bedhopping (the more bizzare the couple the better it seems), characters who lack development, recycled scripts and nonsensical, convoluted storylines. By pandering to the "let's sex it up even more" crowd the longtime viewers are tuning out. My rating reflects the fact that there are a few bright spots such as Carly (who rocks), Luke and Noah (quickly becoming one of my favorite couples) and Lucinda (who turns out the most wonderful performances in all of daytime tv). I just wish the writing talent matched the acting talent.
  • Glad this is gone.

    At least "they" got something right.
  • need to bring them back....

    I am shocked that they have left us all and now I am asking for you to bring it all back,miss this show so much and really your can do without all those realality shows,we can see that stuff in our own lifes everyday so putting it on tv just aint going to last.....bring the soaps back please?do the right thing cbs......
  • bay bay atwt

    today is the verry last episode here in holland im so hurt thank you atwt actors for all those years im goning to miss it so verry much xxx from a dutch fan love you always
  • The best soap opera ever !

    This is my favourite american daytime drama. The storylines is great. I love Cleo storyline and i love all the cast. The cast is awesome :-) This show is very long but is not bad. Is awesome ! The second longest running daytime drama kills another soaps :-) I love this show. I live in Poland and we have for american soaps, only The bold and the beautiful. I watching ATWT thanks for internet. I don't understand why the show ratings is low. This is the best soap opera ! Watch ATWT ! :-) Best soap opera in american broadcast history... 10/10 !
  • AS The World Turns is the second longest running daytime drama on television, and has a rich history.

    As The World Turns is a compelling show. The show has an appreciation for its history, as the current characters refer to past characters and events. There are plenty of vetran actors on the show, mixed in with arguably the best young set of actors on daytime. Jennifer Landon (Gwen) and Jesse Sofer (Will) shine portraying a young couple facing many obstacles. The show mixes in humor, played wonderfully by Trent Dawson (Henry). Michael Park is terriffiv as Jack, the character always trying to do the right thing. The writers do well in not writing pedictable/recycled storylines.The most recent example was Will instantly knowing that someone was impersonating his wife. The writers do well in having various characters interact, and writing storylines that do not drag on too long.
  • Good day-time show and cast. Good Story lines

    My mom watches this show everyday her favorite story lines right now are Craig and lucinda , Cleo, Will, Gwen....My mom feels that Carley should have remained gone with Simon, and that sometimes the writers have weird storylines like the one where Adam was still alive dispite the fact that Gwen and Maddie buried him alive. The writers should develop the henry and Vienna story more and let them get married. Tired of Meg and her poor me... she needs to be with Paul not Craig... and they need to kill Craig off once and for all ...really tired of him.
  • Cool soap!

    More Pictures As the World Turns first premiered on April 2, 1956, and has been a mainstay on CBS daytime ever since. The premiere family was always the Hughes, and many of the early storylines revolved around their adventures. As times went on, new families joined the scene. As the World Turns is produced by Proctor and Gamble, the same company that produces Guiding Light, the only to have a longer on-air tenure than ATWT. Come 2006, ATWT will celebrate a rare television milestone by celebrating its 50th Anniversary of being on the air.
  • Love It!!!! One of my favorite!

    As the World Turns is a classic. It all started with the Hughes, then revoled around the Synders, Ryans, and the Munsons. Always is getting better and better. Everybody loves it because it has been on for over 50 years! Thats a milestone for As The World Turns. Reports even say that As The World Turns, is the Number 1 show for Teens, beating teh O.C ,and One Tree Hill! Some of teh bad characters are Cring Montgomery, but his two half sisters Margo and Katie are good girls. Also their is Emily, who got pregnant with Tom Hughes's baby, and almost broke up Tom and Margo. Also their is Barbra Ryan-Munson ,who has three kids with three different fathers. Then, their is Jade. She is a very bad girl. She lied to Lily that she was Rose's daughter, only later to find out that she is Rose's daughter. Also slept with Will twice ,and pretend to be pregnant with his baby, wasn't, but almost ended Will and Gwen's realship. So that is some of what As The World is. Awsome Soap.
  • how could you not like a show that has givin us people like...Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan, Ming Na, Margaret Colin,Kerr Smith,Parker Posie, I could go on and on..

    WOW, this show is amazing, I know not every actor on this show will win an Emmy, but how about actors who are even nominated for Acadamy Awards? I can't imagine why people hate soap operas? They are exactally like real life..REALLY.. I know plenty of people who have cheated on their spouse,cheated on a school test, used drugs, and many other real life situations. Maybe not all at one time, but hey it would be boring if just one of those things happened just one time to these poor folks. I think for the ammount of hours they put in, unlike a movie star, who shows up for her 10 minute close up, that these actors are the best ones in the medium.
  • lol soo much drama cant get enough of it !!

    this show is completely awesome if youre more into action AND drama than just drama like bold and the beautiful and young and the restless ... this show shows more action like people burning down other peoples houses and people killing other people coz they're stealing their husbands!! its a completely awesoem show if you ask me and id watch this over any other show in teh world!! its gotta be the best soap oprah ive ever seen in my life ... especially luke lol my crush he is beautiful if you ask me.. though i never did like cilia or w/e her name is but will is cute too.. and who couldnt love paul??? lol great show with a lotta cute guys!!
  • The second oldest soap opera, As The World Turns, is the best soap on the air....

    I have watched this show for nearly ten years, and basically not missed a day since I have been watching.

    I love the Snyder, Hughes, and Stewart families. My favorite characters are Lucinda Walsh, Barbara Ryan, Lily Snyder, and Carly Snyder.

    Currently I am enjoying ATWT more than I have in a few years. The baby switching storyline has me very intrested, as does, Luke's recent health crisis, Lucinda's cancer story, and the new characters, Maddie Coleman, and B.J. Greene. Right now ATWT is can't miss television.
  • This show has drama, and storylines that keep you coming back every day to the town of Oakdale to see what’s going to happen next. The characters are addicting, and are played so well! Everyone in this town will do everything to protect the people they

    As the World Turns is a great soap opera! I love seeing how all the different families and the different people mix with each other. You can hardly miss an episode considering if you do, two people who used to be best friends, or married, or a happy couple could hate each other and seeing someone else the very next day! That’s what I love about this show! The characters and storylines are so unpredictable, it’s amazing. I can hardly ever guess what will happen next, and when I do, I’m very proud of myself. It is also a great show for discussion since it deals with many hot issues that people have different opinions on, and I love debating about who should end up with whom, or who’s right and who’s wrong on the different issues with my Mom, Sister and Grandma. I’ve tried watching a few soaps (while of course watching this one as well) but none of them have seemed to be quite the same. This is the only daytime drama I can watch because none of the others measure up. I just can’t get enough of it!
  • Great Show!!!

    As the World Turns first premiered on April 2, 1956, and has been a mainstay on CBS daytime ever since. The premiere family was always the Hughes, and many of the early storylines revolved around their adventures. As times went on, new families joined the scene. As the World Turns is produced by Proctor and Gamble, the same company that produces Guiding Light, the only to have a longer series.
  • Take a gander at the main page ;)

    I have watched this show since I was in gradeschool, it is so easy to get addicted to it! Even when they are in a plot slump there are still characters to love, some to hate and some to root for. This show can be complex, rich and just plain funny. I'll probably always love it :D
  • i love as the world turns im a fan off dusty wow what a gay

    i love as the world turns sinds i am a kid,whit holden and lily and carly and dusty i love him wow what a gay.we in holland the netherlands we behind the usa off course but for two or trea years we nou allmost in 2006.we have a lot to come with dusty married jennifer the kiss no for the first time haha,i loved the carrecters allso, my englisce is not so good too rite done but i hoop jou no wath i wone see my fafforiet as the world turns for a long time no i think for over 10 years no im loving it
  • This show is absoulutely fabulous! I love it it makes me weep tears of joy!

    This show is great! Even though sometimes it gets really is still a great show! me and my mom watch it all of the time! Well....everyday! I come my homewrk....then sit down and watch As The World Turns with my mom. I like it because things you dont expect are going to happen! For example, the slasher thing, everybody thought it was maddy...blah blah blah, then wat do you know its Eve, maddy\\\'s sister. Now, everybody wanted it to be JAde. Well, because jade is a byotch. Nobody likes her. Why do they keep her on the show?!?!?! But, my favorite story line of this show so far, was the slasher one. It gave the show an air of mystery and more people started to watch the show I bet! I mean this show is in no comparrason to HANNAH MONTANA (A show on DISNEY CHANNEL) because that show is the best ever! But As The World Turns is pretty good too!
  • I want to watch this

    I'm living in Australia and really wan to watch this how. Does anyone know where I can watch unedited version? The videos on youtube is edited too much and parts were missing (sometimes it is confusing).

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.
  • I do not agree with you Eve.

    I do not agree with you Eve. Even when you watched it years ago, you can still follow the story. Okay, some people disappeared or switched partners, but always, always you can follow the storyline.
    And Lily and Holden are still together and Margo is still in the serie.
    Now I like it that Katie and Mike are together. And finally Simon is back! I hope that Lucie will disappear soon, I don't like the new Lucie. I liked the story when Carly, Rose and Emily were in that Spa, but they didn't know that they were kidnapped.

    But above all...

    I think it is a great soap.
  • Great soap.

    I like a lot of soaps on the television and I have to say; ATWT is my favorite. It keeps interesting. Lots of people think it's a old-fashioned soap, but I think it is not at all. I've been watching it for a while now, and how more I see it, the more I like it. When I'm on holiday in Austria, the only sender I can see is the one where they send ATWT. I'm always up-to date then ;). ATWT is special, and it keeps intresting. Lots of good actors and hot guys ;) Love it, a 9.2.
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